Long Scarf (worn as turban): handmade by me. Silver Hoop Earrings: Claire’s. Printed Gathered Dress: Primp. Black LS Tee: Forever 21. Beaded Bracelets: handmade by me. Studded Rectangle Ring: handmade by me. Button-Embellished Belt: handmade by me. Crochet Tights: Target. Slouchy Suede Boots: GoJane.com. Wraparound Boot Chain: Aldo Accessories.
Day 10 of my 30 Days of Outfits Challenge: November 10.
Since it’s been cold lately I’ve wanted something on my head to keep me warm. Hence my scarf! It was exceedingly simple to make: just a piece of Lycra-blend swimsuit fabric from the sewing store, cut into a long rectangle 13″ wide by 63″ long. I’ve worn it as a regular here, and as a hood over my head when it was really cold one day. But today I tied it as a turban – you start at the back of your neck and pull both ends up to the front of your head, twist once, and bring the ends back down to the back. I tucked the ends in to hide them.
Dress is by Primp – a recent HauteLook purchase. I just love HauteLook – they always carry very contemporary, edgy lines, usually for much cheaper than Gilt. The dress had a deep V-neck – which I felt uncomfortable with, so I sewed it closed. The dress has an interesting gathered shape and an easy feel to it – I don’t think I have any dresses like it in my closet.
The belt is a DIY of Burberry Prorsum’s Harlech Studded Warrior Belt. My tutorial is here.
Nails are Rimmel 399 Black Satin covered by Wet n Wild Megalast in Prancer. I’ve been toying with buying Deborah Lippmann’s Ruby Red Slippers nail polish for awhile (just LOVE the red sequins and glitter), but it seemed an awful lot to pay for something I would normally wear layered over another color anyway. Sure enough, yesterday I spotted a similar version in the Wet n Wild end display at my local drugstore, and promptly snapped it up. It takes 2 coats to get a good glittery feel to it, but at least it wasn’t $18. And it looks dark and foreboding but glamorous layered over black. All’s well that ends well.:-)